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Arts as Change Agents: Leaving No Older Persons Behind

Session outline

The elderly population has great potential to contribute to society and has often been viewed based on their chronology instead of their ability. Partnerships with the Arts can resolve many of the challenges faced by older persons.  In this session, we have renowned experts from Australia, Canada, Japan, and the United States whose practical endeavors have included and enhanced the lives of older persons. The session consists of a broad scope of the arts, from 3-D printing, medicine, music, visual arts, and architecture, to untap the enormous potential that older persons have to offer. This session is part of the ISPRM UN Liaison Committee’s Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) series and reflects the unwavering commitment of the ISPRM to supporting the UN SDG 2030.

Learning outcomes

  • Explain how 3-D printing can be incorporated into low-resource settings in a way that is sustainable and accessible to the people who live in those communities.
  • Discuss how arts can be used to improve individual and collective mental well-being.
  • Provide two examples that demonstrate how music can play a role in solving some of the most challenging problems facing older persons.
  • Outline three barriers to aging for women who still want to be fashionable and age gracefully and effortlessly.
  • Identify an architectural design that organizes the living environment to accommodate a “society of all generations” from youth to aging.

Target audience

  • Allied health
  • Medical practitioners
  • Students
  • Trainees
  • Nursing staff
  • General public